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Thursday, March 17
 

9:30am

AAUW Tech Trek and Tech Savvy: Bringing Girls to the STEM Side
Discover Tech Trek and Tech Savvy, two programs of AAUW designed to support girls with an interest in STEM fields in the pursuit of their interests and goals. Learn about the programs and why they work. Learn how to get your students involved.
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avatar for Debra White

Debra White

Debra White is an Arts Educator and Consultant whose passion is helping teachers and students bring together the Visual & Performing Arts and Technology. She has 33 years of classroom experience teaching theatre, visual art and technology. She currently serves as The Education Committee... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

Project-Based Learning and CCSS and NGSS Inspired Mathematics
The Occupy Mars Learning Adventures uses geometry to build model
International Space Stations, Martian habitats, robots, and Mars laboratories. Our space mathematics program helps all students to invent to learn.

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avatar for Bob Barboza

Bob Barboza

Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEAM++ journalists, designer and founder of the Barboza Space Center and Kids Talk Radio Science. He trains Jr. astronauts, engineers and scientists for the "Occupy Mars Learning Adventures." His students and interns are learning about Mars probes, robot... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

Take Charge of Your Own Professional Development
Professional development does not need to be something where you get sent to a workshop once a year and then quickly forget everything. It can be site-based and teacher-led.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

TLN’s Perceptions of ISTE Essential Conditions for Technology Integration in PLCs
This study identified the ISTE essential conditions supporting technology integration in PLCs. The prerequisites for implementing essential conditions that encourage the use of technology in PLCs were discerned.

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Amna Ahmad

Professional Development Specialist, Palm Middle School
I am a Professional Development Specialist for STEAM at Moreno Valley USD for North Ridge Elementary School and Palm Middle School. I have taught as a Math high school teacher for 8 years and I have worked in educational setting since 1990. I earned my Doctorate in Education in Organizational... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Administrative Best Practices for Implementing an Effective Digital Curriculum Program
In this session, administrators share strategies for implementing a successful digital program, including the planning, establishing funding sources, program monitoring, evaluation, communication with stakeholders and developing effective policies and practices.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

Director, Pomona USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Building NGSS Models with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
Learn how students can use programs in Microsoft Office and Google Drive to build and manipulate models to meet and exceed expectations in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Code, Code, Code Your Bot Gently down the STEAM!
Robots and coding are Literacy in the 21st Century. Teach students to think logically and become effective problem solvers. This fun hands-on session will include unplugged and plugged coding activities.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Myers

Kyle Myers

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Sometimes Kyle thinks if he wasn’t a teacher he’d be a handsome billionaire, but then the alarm goes off. Frowning face emoji! He has been teaching in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom and now has the awesome job of being a Teacher on Special Assignment. Prior to 2010 Kyle was not your... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Connectivity and Equity for All
Coachella Valley USD is committed to providing connectivity to families in need. Come see the strategies taken to provide access, including the installation of routers on school buses.
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avatar for Darryl Adams

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
The "Rock and Roll” Superintendent: Disrupting and Transforming Education as We Knew It and Spreading the Gospel of Connectivity to College, Career and Citizenship! Coachella Valley Unified School District has eliminated the Digital Divide and is "Leaving No Child Offline" in the... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Copyright and Creative Commons in the Classroom
Do your students abide by copyright laws? Learn about copyright and creative commons licenses. Leave this session with a lesson plan and resources to implement directly into your classroom!
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Speakers
avatar for Nicole Van Wilgen Moore

Nicole Van Wilgen Moore

Coordinator: 21st Century Innovation & Assessments, Orange Unified School District
Passionate learner and educator from Orange, California. I love learning and sharing EdTech to increase student engagement and learning.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Designing a Future Ready Plan of Action for Professional Development
This session will engage educational leaders in a process for designing and developing a Future Ready professional development program emphasizing the District vision and personal professional learning goals. Attendees will become familiar with 21st-century tools to plan and roll out an effective action plan.

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avatar for Pam Hernandez

Pam Hernandez

Superintendent, San Antonio USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Ensuring Student Success in Your Flipped Classroom
Flipping is not new. But how can we ensure mastery of foundational flipped content? Come see multiple strategies for student mastery and accountability to ensure success in a flipped environment.

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avatar for Adrian Lucero

Adrian Lucero

Assistant Principal, Garden Grove USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Everything’s Comin’ Up TOSAs!
Instructional Coaches are becoming valuable members of school communities. This session will encourage attendees to jump into the coaching model using the latest strategies and real-world stories from the trenches!

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avatar for David Paszkiewicz

David Paszkiewicz

Lead Instructional Specialist, La Canada Unified School District
David Paszkiewicz is a Southern California educator and geek. He loves to work with educators who share similar interests and who have different perspectives, and he shares his passion for ed tech as a presenter at ISTE, CUE, Lead3, and CETPA. He is a Google Certified Educator (1... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

How to Design Transformational Makerspaces - Lessons Learned
Makerspaces? Come listen to the panel share reflections, ah-ha moments, revisions, and design ideas. What transforms student learning? What is non-negotiable in a makerspace? Why? Panel: Principals, Ed Tech TOSAS, and the Director of Educational Technology
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Speakers
avatar for Trisha Callella

Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. USC Ed.D @shareTED
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Alexander Ordonez

3rd Grade Teacher, Los Alamitos Unified
Alex is a past recipient of the OCCUE SEEDS grant. He has also presented at the National CUE Conference. Alex is currently teaching 3rd grade and is getting his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from CSULB.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Technology use in education has evolved over the past 40 years. Let’s explore the good, the bad—past, present, and future—with professional development, administration, technology, and international perspectives.

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avatar for Sara Armstrong

Sara Armstrong

Educational Consultant, Sara Armstrong Consulting
Sara Armstrong donated two copies of her latest book for  our raffle, as well as presented her topic of caring for self.
avatar for Michael Simkins

Michael Simkins

Consulting Director, TICAL
Michael is an experienced educator and lifelong learner. Over the years, he has been an elementary schoolteacher, principal, director of large-scale educational technology projects, non-profit COO, and consultant to educational, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Since... Read More →
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David Thornburg

Thornburg Center
Dr. David Thornburg has been active in the field of education since the late 1970's. His primary focus has been on the emerging use of computers and other technologies in support of educational practices that support the development and expression of student creativity and discovery... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Shed the Mystery of ELD and ELA
Successfully integrating speaking, writing, and ELD is as easy as 1-2-3. See how using The Literacy Shed has transformed one classroom from boring to dynamic.

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avatar for Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa Nowakowski

5th Grade educator, King City Arts Magnet School
Lisa teaches at King City Arts Magnet School. She is a Google Certified Teacher & Trainer, and has presented at CUE RockStar events in California. She was in the first cohort for Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate and a Leading Edge educator. In 2010 Lisa was awarded... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

There’s a Chromebook Cart in the Corner of My Classroom!
Don’t know what to do with that Chromebook cart? Learn practical information for implementation, and take back lessons that will motivate you and your students to make learning fun. Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Dalesio

Nicole Dalesio

Common Core / Technology ToSA, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District
Nicole is a Tech Integration teacher in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for over 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and screencast tutorials. Nicole has also been... Read More →
avatar for Bill Selak

Bill Selak

Director of Technology, Hillbrook School
All that is #EduAwesome. With (attempts at) humor. Snapchat = billselak. Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, #ISTE Emerging Leader.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

Why Code
Explore specific reasons for integrating programming (aka, coding) across subject and grade levels. This session focuses various student benefits such critical thinking, creativity, computational thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving.

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avatar for Scott Moss

Scott Moss

@ScottMoss Instructional Technology Outreach Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Scott has worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Scott is a Google Certified Innovator. He's earned the Time Warner National Teacher and the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Active Learning with Technology Enhanced FLEXSpace Classrooms
Presentation includes the importance of FLEXspace classrooms and the integration of technology in FLEXspace classrooms. It is important to adapt to changing learning styles as technology advances.

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avatar for Shilpa Balan

Shilpa Balan

Assistant Professor, California State University-Los Angeles
Dr. Shilpa Balan is a professor in the Department of Information Systems at California State University-Los Angeles. Dr. Balan is very passionate about Data Analytics and Machine Learning, and has teaching and research interests in Business Intelligence, Machine Learning and Healthcare... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 12:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Creating a Class and School Culture Using Schoology
Learn how we migrated all our classes from static web pages over to an interactive and blended platform with Schoology and how our school’s adoption increased student engagement.

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avatar for Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Teacher, Rocklin Unified School District
I am a current Video Production teacher at Rocklin High School in Rocklin, California. Before teaching video, I have been a TOSA and social studies teacher and have been in education for 20 years. I am passionate about professional development for teachers with a focus on using tools... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

Creating What Matters - How Students Make a Lasting Impression
Experience iOS digital presentation apps that unleash student creativity. Engage your K-6 students with digital portfolios that curate student work and allow for personal reflection and goal setting.
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avatar for Hilda Flores

Hilda Flores

Director - Elementary Instructional Programs, West Covina Unified School District
avatar for Susie Wren

Susie Wren

Teacher/Tech Coordinator, Fullerton School District
Susie Wren is a fourth grade teacher and technology coordinator in Fullerton, California. In addition to being a classroom teacher and having first-hand experience with 1:1 technology, she is out of the classroom one day a week to support teachers on-site with technology. Susie... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

Digital Citizenship: Leveraging Google and Common Sense for District-Wide Accountability
Learn how one district is creating systems to hold its schools accountable to teach digital citizenship lessons to all students in order to meet E-Rate verification and CIPA compliance and receive Common Sense Digital Citizenship District Certification by utilizing Google Apps and Common Sense.

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avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Senior Program Manager, Common Sense Education
Sue Thotz is the Senior Program Manager for Common Sense Education. In 2011, Sue began working for Common Sense providing keynotes, professional development workshops, conference presentations, and support for districts across Southern California. Prior to Common Sense, Sue was a... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

Director, Pomona USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Girls on Fire - Igniting the Passion for STEAM
Young girls are very interested in science, but as they progress in school, their interest can wane. Why does this happen? How do girls learn best? What tools and techniques can we leverage to ignite the passion for science and keep that fire lit?

Speakers
avatar for Dejuana Aldrich

Dejuana Aldrich

Teacher/Coach, Holy Names High School
I have been teaching at an all girls school for 8 years. I teach Biology, AP Biology and two PLTW classes - Introduction to Engineering Design and Human Body Systems. The transformation of girls in science without the male peer influence is phenomenal. I am a wife, mom, and teacher... Read More →
avatar for Kristy Chun

Kristy Chun

Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School Belmont
avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

Science Teacher/EdTech Instigator, Notre Dame High School
Rebecca has been teaching high school science for the past 23 years. She is passionate about educating young minds and sharing with her students the impact that science has on our daily lives. She is also the EdTech Instigator/Lead Learner for Notre Dame High School. 2013 MEd Media... Read More →
avatar for My Nguyen

My Nguyen

Science Teacher, private: Notre Dame High School (Belmont)
Wife, science teacher, lover of all things nature! I've been in education for 8 years now and love everything about it!Google Certified Teacher Level 1 and 2 and 2MERIT Cohort 2017
avatar for Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Associate Principal, Notre Dame High School
I work at an all-girls Catholic High School where I began in the Social Sciences Department. Over time, I have taught nearly every history course we offer. I transitioned into Administration in 2013 and am currently serving as the Associate Head of School for Academics. As a result... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Independent Studies: Building a Pathway to Success for Every Student
In this session, you will hear about the Independent Learning Center’s 21st Century learning environment. The program reengages and supports at-risk students with a blended approach to learning. Learn how this center supports students behaviorally, academically and emotionally, and successfully puts them back on track to graduation
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avatar for Pete Nguyen

Pete Nguyen

Outreach Specialist/Teacher, Western High School
Teaching at an at-risk SEL program using a play therapy approach since 2009 and college since 2000.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Library of Congress Online: The Power of Primary Sources
Explore online learning opportunities with the Library Of Congress. Discover the power of primary sources and how to use them in your classroom. Learn how to navigate this dynamic site.
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Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Liven Up Literacy and Inoculate Against Zombie Learners
Pair DOK strategies with digital tools to increase literacy, transform learning, and create a student-centered, inquiry-based curriculum. Pedagogy + Purposeful Tools = Powerful Learning!

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avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

Teacher & Tech Coach, Walnut Valley Unified School District
Alice Chen is passionate about the power of collaborative learning, cultivating creativity, and helping students achieve beyond their own expectations. She first entered the classroom over 20 years ago, and in addition to teaching, is also an educational consultant, freelance writer... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

More Beautiful Questions for Learning
Exploring good questions and effective search strategies through a variety of sources including Google, Common Sense Media, Warren Berger’s work, and the Right Question Institute deepen student engagement and understanding.
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avatar for Sara Armstrong

Sara Armstrong

Educational Consultant, Sara Armstrong Consulting
Sara Armstrong donated two copies of her latest book for  our raffle, as well as presented her topic of caring for self.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Optimize People and Systems to Support Technology
Systems need people and people need systems. This is the secret to successful leadership especially as we change the look of the classroom with blended learning projects.

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avatar for Brad Grumbles

Brad Grumbles

Coordinator of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instructional Technology, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District
avatar for Kevin Silberberg

Kevin Silberberg

Superintendent, Panama-Buena Vista USD


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Taking The Dis Out of Distant Learning: Online Facilitation Strategies
This presentation provides teachers the tools and resources to enable them to facilitate non-traditional learning. Educators will be inspired and empowered to be a community builder within the online classroom.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Using CAASPP Data to Create a Culture of Perseverance
Learn how to use the SBAC claim data from the CAASPP results to foster a culture of perseverance to help increase student achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Student Assessment and Educational Measurement, Orange Unified School District
avatar for Richard Torres

Richard Torres

Assistant Principal, Orange Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Expanding Your Personal Learning Network
Learning can occur anytime and anywhere. This session will focus on how to use tools such as Voxer, Twitter, and Google Plus Communities to expand your Personal Learning Network.
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avatar for Lindsey Blass

Lindsey Blass

Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
Lindsey spreads her love of learning as the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District, reimagining learning through empowering teachers and administrators as designers of flexible learning environments that leverage technology to... Read More →
avatar for Heather Haggerty

Heather Haggerty

Manager of Technology Integration, Campbell Union School District
I am an extremely positive technology leader in Campbell Union School District with more than 25 years of experience in the field. I have a proven track record as a manager, supervisor, computer technician, professional developer, and evaluator. One of my current professional passions... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Improving Math Mindsets, One Student at a Time
“I’m bad at math.” How often do you hear someone say they’re bad at reading? Somehow it’s become acceptable to not be proficient in math. How do YOU feel about math?


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Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Mini-Game Madness: What’s Hip, Fun, and Educational
Free mini-games are readily available for iPhones, iPads, and computers. What games are currently hot, popular, and educational? What free games could you recommend to students?


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Using Robotics to Solve Real World Problems
Help students understand logic, sequencing, and CS-STEM skills by having robots perform tasks and achieve goals. Creating robots and programs helps students be excited about learning and collaborating.
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avatar for Tim Gillis

Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Get Up and Learn with GoNoodle!
As a teacher do you find yourself thinking, I am so glad my students are always engaged and never restless or squirmy? Learn about the brain boosters and the amazing kinesthetic learning tools from GoNoodle from this session and help get your students blood pumping and their brains growing.

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avatar for Nicholas Clayton

Nicholas Clayton

Special Education Teacher/Tech Coach, Victor Elementary School District
I have been a techie (and nerd) since my Nintendo days many moons ago and an educator for 6 years. I am an oversharer who loves everything edtech and have joined and conducted several virtual field trips for multiple school sites and sites around the world. I enjoy hanging out with... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Beyond the Box - Creating the Innovators of Tomorrow through a Makerspace
Provide a space for your students to impact the future through innovative creation and design. Pacific Elementary School’s Makerspace provides high and low technology tools for students in first through fifth grades to explore STEAM concepts, change the physical world around them and create prototypes that don’t currently exist to solve the problems of today. We take the makerspace beyond STEM and integrate arts, ELA, and VAPA. Learn how to bring this exciting concept to your school!
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avatar for Kim Linz

Kim Linz

Principal, Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Principal Manhattan Beach Unified


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Build a Personal Learner Profile, Backpack, and Plan
This session will walk you through how to create and model for learners a Personal Learner Profile that guides the design of a Personal Learning Backpack and Personal Learning Plan.
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avatar for Barbara Bray

Barbara Bray

Learning Designer • Podcast Host • Advocate 4 Kids & Teachers, Rethinking Learning
I always wanted to be a teacher and am passionate about what education technology can do to empower learners of any age to develop agency. I started my journey long ago and am what you might call a "digital pioneer." CUE has opened many doors for me and helped me build amazing connections... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Building Your Personal Learning Network (PLN)
Take a look at the current research around developing your personal learning network. Explore methods and resources to get you started.

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avatar for Dr. Malia Hoffmann

Dr. Malia Hoffmann

Ed Tech Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Concordia University Irvine
Dr. Malia Hoffmann has been a lifelong educator. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Middle School Education and began teaching middle school, cross-curricular subjects, while integrating technology to keep her students motivated. While teaching middle school she earned... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Copyright Laws, Literacy, and Learning: Lessons Supporting Creativity and Research
How can students research reliably and ethically? Why should they want to when it’s easier to ignore rules? This session presents engaging lessons in law, literacy, and respect while learning.

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avatar for Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Heather Wolpert-Gawron

teacher/coach, Jefferson Middle School
Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher and PBL coach. She was the 2013 Department of Education Profiled Connected Educator as well as the San Gabriel Valley CUE Teacher of the Year for 2009.  Heather is the author of Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Stude... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Creating, Implementing and Evaluating an Effective District-wide, Online Learning Program
Leverage your district’s data to inform current practices, processes and procedures to ensure that students succeed in an online setting and teachers have the resources they need to support them.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Empowering ELLs and Their Parents: Bridging the Language/Digital Divide
Come and hear how Selma Unified School District's middle school uses web-based applications to communicate with ELL parents. Also, experience firsthand how teachers use these applications to effectively reach out to parents. By the end of the workshop, participants will learn and leave with four different free, web-based applications.

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avatar for Efrain Tovar

Efrain Tovar

7th Grade ELA Dept. Co-Chair | ​7th Grade ELA | 7th-8th Grade Newcomers/E.L.D., Comp. Sci., Journalism,Tchr., Selma Unified School District
Efraín Tovar is a 7th Academic Block | 7th-8th Grade Newcomers/E.L.D. Teacher at Abraham Lincoln Middle School in Selma, CA. Efraín has 23 years in education ranging from elementary to university. He is a frequent speaker at local, state, national, and international conferences... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Fall in Love with Photography
Learn to use your favorite camera to promote creativity in the classroom. You will learn how to take better pictures while also using apps to edit, organize, and share them. Presenter Resources

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Dalesio

Nicole Dalesio

Common Core / Technology ToSA, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District
Nicole is a Tech Integration teacher in Silicon Valley who has been teaching in K-12 for over 20 years. Passionate about creativity and technology integration, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, photography, videos, and screencast tutorials. Nicole has also been... Read More →
avatar for Bill Selak

Bill Selak

Director of Technology, Hillbrook School
All that is #EduAwesome. With (attempts at) humor. Snapchat = billselak. Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, #ISTE Emerging Leader.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Improving Learning Opportunities Using Five Tech Senses
Explore hands-on strategies to use technology to increase your students’ participation in their own learning. See how the "five tech senses" can develop new depths of knowledge for all learners.
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avatar for Dana West

Dana West

Special Education Teacher, Sulphur Springs School
I love technology because it levels the playing field for my students with special needs. They push me everyday! Because of them I am a digital coach and mentor in our district helping other teachers support their students in learning through the use of technology.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Integrated Computing and STEM Education in the 21st Century
This workshop presents the UC Davis C- STEM program with innovative CTE and Common Core standards compliant curriculum for integrating computing in C/C++ and robot programming into formal K-12 STEM education. New Session

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Media Matters: Student Newscasts with TouchCast
Students collaborate, enhance creativity, and improve digital literacy using TouchCast (iPad app) for multimedia NEWSCASTS to create cross curricular, interactive projects for morning announcements, news features, weather reports, and more.
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avatar for Zee Ann Poerio

Zee Ann Poerio

Technology Teacher, St. Louise fe Marillac
Zee Poerio is the k-8 Computer teacher, 7th & 8 grade Exploratory Classics teacher, and advisor for the Student Technology Team at St. Louise de Marillac Catholic School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she has been teaching for 22 years. Serving as a Teacher Ambassador for CREATE... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Personalized Professional Development through Reflective Coaching
Coaching is a model of professional development that supports teachers on a reflective journey to becoming artful practitioners. Come learn the "how" and tips for a successful coaching experience.
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avatar for Crystal Kirch

Crystal Kirch

Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Crystal Kirch is passionate about transforming teaching and learning with technology. She flipped her high school math class for three years, blogging her journey at flippingwithkirch.blogspot.com. She released her first book in 2016, "Flipping with Kirch: The Ups and Downs from... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

2:00pm

Stump the MinecraftEdu Presenters: Minecraft across the Curriculum
A panel of experienced MinecraftEdu educators will suggest ideas on the spot for specific grade levels and curricular areas of teachers.

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avatar for Randy Kolset

Randy Kolset

Director, Orange Unified
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.
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John Miller

Teacher, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John has been a middle school teacher in King City, California for the past 25 years. He was awarded an MA in Education and loves to dive deep into instructional design. In 2017 John was recognized as a finalist for California Teacher of the Year and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship... Read More →
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Chris Fornell Scott

Executive Director, Woven Learning and Technology
Chris Scott is a father of 3, Executive Director at Woven Learning and Technology, Google for Education Trainer and Innovator and is proud to have published Minecraft STEM Labs for Kids, a book that helps adults connect with their Minecraft loving kids.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

The Evolving Makerspace: Planning, Building, Testing, Redesigning, and Assessing Effectiveness
Are you interested in building or redesigning a Makerspace at your school or in your district? Come see video clips, photos, and examples from a Makerspace at Los Alamitos Elementary School in Los Alamitos, California. The panel will share their experiences and thought processes in planning, building, testing, and redesigning their Makerspace. They will also share the M.A.K.E.R. rubric that parallels the SAMR model to monitor, assess, and increase effectiveness for every student engineer. Questions and open discussion are encouraged.
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avatar for Trisha Callella

Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. USC Ed.D @shareTED
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Alexander Ordonez

3rd Grade Teacher, Los Alamitos Unified
Alex is a past recipient of the OCCUE SEEDS grant. He has also presented at the National CUE Conference. Alex is currently teaching 3rd grade and is getting his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from CSULB.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Book Creator App Workshop, Showcase in Google Readium App
Hands-on workshop: Bring your iPad to create your first ebook in this session and post to Google Readium App on a laptop computer. Students build their digital library of books using Readium to share with parents. Book Creator and Readium are FREE apps. Great tools for CCSS.ELA-Literacy! BYOD. This is a double session.
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avatar for Genevieve Kahlweiss

Genevieve Kahlweiss

Fourth Grade teacher, Saint Columban School
Currently, Genny is on the ABLE (Advanced Blended Learning Education) Fellowship Team for the Diocese of Orange, teaching 4th grade at Saint Columban School, Past President of OCCUE Board of Directors, Ed Tech Coach, Discovery Education Leadership Council, Star Teacher, and DEN Ambassador... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

2:30pm

Creating Online Collaboration Environments across Multiple Schools
This presentation will explore the creation of an online collaborative environment created for the Drexel Schools Initiative. The presentation will explore iTunes U, Project Management Tools as Collaboration portals, and content access.

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avatar for Matthew Cordes

Matthew Cordes

Associate Director of Schools, Diocese of San Diego
Currently working with Leadership Development, Innovation, and Assessment.



Thursday March 17, 2016 2:30pm - 2:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

#CAedchat Live!
Join #caedchat moderators and your #caedchat PLN for a live and in person edchat! Be prepared for an interactive experience as we discuss issues in education.
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avatar for Jo-Ann Fox

Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Jo-Ann was tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes the development of creative confidence in all students and... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

A Guide to Speaking Klingon, I Mean IT
Ever feel like your technology team is speaking to you in another language? We will help you understand the most commonly used terminology associated with network and one-to-one device programs.
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avatar for John Albert

John Albert

Principal California Elementary: iInspire Academy, Orange USD
Dr. John Albert, is the Principal at California Elementary school, a premier one-to-one iPad program and Dual Immersion program. He is also an Adjunct Professor for the College of Education at Chapman University's graduate program, teaching technology integration. His research body... Read More →
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Randy Kolset

Director, Orange Unified


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Blended Instruction Environment Components Contributing to Student Success
This session extends research into patterns of usage in a blended instruction environment. This poster focuses on instruction, practice, reinforcement, and social interaction opportunities that lead to greater student gains.UPDATED SPEAKER
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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Book2Film: Book Reports for the 21st Century
Don’t give up on classic projects -- INNOVATE! Literary adaptation is an excellent way for teachers to bring project-based learning into their classrooms.
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avatar for David Paszkiewicz

David Paszkiewicz

Lead Instructional Specialist, La Canada Unified School District
David Paszkiewicz is a Southern California educator and geek. He loves to work with educators who share similar interests and who have different perspectives, and he shares his passion for ed tech as a presenter at ISTE, CUE, Lead3, and CETPA. He is a Google Certified Educator (1... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Cool Tools for K-8 Students
Lisa & Karen will present different tools and ideas for helping your students show what they know in creative and collaborative ways. We will introduce free web tools and apps and show you student-centered ways to use them throughout the K-8 curriculum. The attendees will walk away with several lessons and ideas that they can easily implement on Monday!

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avatar for Lisa DeLapo

Lisa DeLapo

Dir of Info & Instructional Tech, Union School District
Lisa is currently on the board of directors for CUE, and she is East Bay CUE\'s Past President. Lisa also is a Google Certified Innovator, 2016 Gold Disk recipient, MERIT13 Fellow, and Microsoft Innovative Educator.
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Marlena Hebern

Co-creator: EduProtocol Lesson Design, Instructional Technology Specialist, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Marlena is a passionate educator, EdTech Coach, Code.org Program Manager, past classroom teacher, co-founder of EdCamp Yosemite & Mammoth, and co-author of The EduProtocol Field Guide. Twitter @mhebern #EduProtocols eduprotocols.com marlenahebern.com


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Creating Digital Citizens
Why are schools issuing devices to students without empowering them with tools for good decision making? Gain understanding of digital citizenship, learn why it matters, and access free resources and classroom examples.
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Suzanne Guidi

Teacher, Juan de Anza Elementary School, Wiseburn School District
Suzanne is a third grade teacher to 23 funny, and brilliant scholars. She has worked in the Wiseburn Unified School District over 10 years, having served in capacities such as Technology Mentor, BTSA Mentor, and Master Teacher. She has recently joined the ranks of other 1:1 computing... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Having a PD Plan - From Pilot to 24,000 Chromebooks in 24 Months
Come learn the professional development plan followed by a district that rolled out 24,000 Chromebooks to over 1,000 teachers. See the AUP, Google Classroom, two-day training plans, tools for all subjects, online learning, continuing support, and pedagogy involved in building a culture that is not afraid of failure.

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avatar for Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis

Executive Director, Technology, Capistrano Unified School District
District has rolled out 24,000 Chromebooks in the last 24 months, and I would be happy to talk to anyone about the implementation process and Professional Development that went into a successful program. We have also adopted Digital Literacy standards and are working to incorporate... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Interactive Multimedia Maker Projects with HyperDuino
Learn how to create Interactive Maker multimedia classroom projects connecting physical models to videos, websites or Youtube on computers, laptops, or tablets using HyperDuino. New Session

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avatar for Diann Kueny

Diann Kueny

Digital Arts CTE Teacher, IDEA Center High School


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

It’s All Greek to Me! Simplifying Online Assessments Using Socrative
Need a way streamline basic assessments, jump-start class discussions, and check for understanding at a glance? Learn about Socrative, a free online tool that provides immediate student-learning feedback.

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Jennifer Gomez

Classroom Teacher, Claremont Unified School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Leading 1:1 Innovation - Inspire PLC Teams with Meaningful Professional Development
Learn best practices from a 1:1 Apple Distinguished Program School. Incorporate PLAY into professional development. Walk away with resources for strengthening PLC teams. Discover apps that transform teaching and learning.

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avatar for Helene Morris

Helene Morris

Principal, Valencia Park School
Helene Morris is the Principal of Valencia Park School, a Title I school, an Apple Distinguished Program School, and one of 20 schools in the Fullerton School District. This year, Valencia Park was one of 11 schools in the nation selected to visit Apple headquarters and participate... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

Leveraging Videoconferencing for Authentic Learning Experiences with PORTS!
Videoconferencing allows educators to extend and connect curricular content with the real world through a live video feed that breaks down the walls of the physical classroom. Come learn how K12HSN and PORTS can help.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Technological Tools for Next Generation Science Standards
This dynamic session shows several technological tools that ease the transition to virtually every aspect of the new science standards.
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David Thornburg

Thornburg Center
Dr. David Thornburg has been active in the field of education since the late 1970's. His primary focus has been on the emerging use of computers and other technologies in support of educational practices that support the development and expression of student creativity and discovery... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Tiered Professional Learning to Build District Capacity
What do you get when you cross a school district with a professional learning services organization? A sustainable model for producing edtech confident teachers who can lead their peers.

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avatar for Steve McGriff

Steve McGriff

Maestro, DivergentED Consultants
Steven J. McGriff, Ph.D., a champion for student-centered learning with technology, inspires teachers and education leaders to lead with a passion for developing students' future-proof skills. As a teacher educator, he creates compelling professional learning programs that empower... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Friday, March 18
 

9:45am

Integrate Monthly-Themed STEM Projects with Technology
This poster features technology-enriched integrated STEM and poetry projects integrated around monthly-themed holidays and celebrations. Highlighted are projects rich in science, technology, engineering, math, history, language arts, social studies, and the arts.

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avatar for Gary Carnow

Gary Carnow

Chief Propellerhead, Inventive Thinkers
For our session - download phonto and iMotion (free version) to your iphone or tablet! GARY CARNOW has served as Chief Technology Officer for the Pasadena Unified School District. Previously, Dr. Carnow was the Director of Technology and Information Services for the Alhambra Unified... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

Our Stories of Hope: Collaborative E-Publishing in Spanish Class
Learn how students interviewed day workers and created a bilingual E-book for the workers’ families complete with narratives, comic strips portraying day workers as superheroes, and a phrasebook/resource guide.
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avatar for Bayard Nielsen

Bayard Nielsen

Department Chair, Notre Dame San Jose


Friday March 18, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:45am

We’re 1:1, But Now What? Tips for Implementing Effective Teacher PD
1:1 devices have been purchased for students and staff, but now what? How do you ensure teachers have the tools they need to successfully integrate technology into daily content instruction? This poster session will provide the opportunity for attendees to ask questions to take teacher Professional Development at their district to a new level. Why reinvent the wheel? Presenter resources will include items that can be used and adjusted to meet the individual needs of your district.
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avatar for Rayann Rockwell

Rayann Rockwell

Instructional Coach, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District


Friday March 18, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

15 iPad Apps to “Tech” the Common Core
There is nothing common about what the Common Core asks teachers to do. Learn how to address the Common Core Anchor Standards for Writing by using these 15 iPad apps.

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avatar for Ryan Easton

Ryan Easton

Teacher/TOSA, Claremont Unified School District
Ryan Easton is a social science teacher and a curriculum TOSA at Claremont Unified School District. He has taught a variety of social sciences ranging from World and United States History to AP Economics to IB History of the Americas. He currently teaches a one-to-one iPad class... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:15am

21 Jump Street: Privacy and Safety Skills for 21st Century Educators
Digital privacy and security issues have recently become public conversation. 21st-century educators are also increasingly vulnerable. This session, geared towards security novices, will illustrate dangers and provide simple solutions.
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Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Becoming a Digital Colonist
Terms like Digital Native (the students) and Digital Immigrants (those of us tired teachers) paint a bleak picture of the digital landscape. How can we become Digital Colonists, move in, adapt, and thrive so our Digital Natives can too!

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avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Can I Use That? Fair Use for the Remix Generation
This session addresses Creative Commons, copyright, and fair use in a CCSS and information literacy framework. Help students harness their intellectual property rights/responsibilities as they create and remix.
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avatar for Gail Desler

Gail Desler

Tech Integration Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District
Gail Desler is a technology integration specialist for the Elk Grove Unified School District. She is also a Google Certified Teacher and a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project. Much of her focus is in supporting students in becoming “change writers,” empowered to... Read More →
avatar for Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, "in the wild"
Jane recently retired as high school teacher librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach, where she worked to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and creators of information and to share their voices, connect with... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Creating Access for Students with Moderate-Severe Disabilities with Technology Part 1
Students with moderate-severe disabilities benefit from the integration of technology to support instruction and social skill development. Presenters will share the process for implementation, accessible curriculum and apps, and best practices. Part 1

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avatar for James Koontz

James Koontz

Coordinator, Transition Services, Office of Transition Services
Supporting students with a wide range of abilities.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Digital Content and the Changing School Landscape
Learn how schools are evolving with eBooks from OverDrive’s Kevin Coon. Join the leading school digital content provider to schools to learn what you can and should expect from a digital content solution. Whether you are just starting out or farther along on your journey, Kevin will explain best practices and help answer your questions.

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avatar for Brian Potash

Brian Potash

Manager of Education Sales, OverDrive
OverDrive delivers a central digital content solution for K-12 that includes digital curriculum, novels, professional development and more. Meet all your content needs with digital versions of books you have in print to achieve curriculum and instruction goals. Students can read and... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Flipboard: Teaching Students to Be Collaborative Content Curators
Explore how students can use Flipboard, a free app and Web-based tool, to collaboratively curate content. Learn how to help students build content knowledge while becoming critical consumers of media.

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avatar for Jessica Fraser

Jessica Fraser

Digital Learning Coach, Anaheim City School District
Jessica Fraser is a Digital Learning Coach, empowering K-6 teachers to teach 21st century skills through technology integration. Jessica has taught grades K-6, with the majority of her experience teaching fifth grade. Jessica recently earned her Master's degree in Educational... Read More →
avatar for Jody Green

Jody Green

Ed Tech Coach, La Habra City School District
Jody Green is an Academic Coach who is passionate about helping teachers and students amplify their voices using technology. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, CUE Rock Star Faculty, CUE Lead Learner, Book Creator... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Give Your Students the Raspberries with Raspberry Pi!
The Raspberry Pi is a $35 1Ghz Quad Core computer that can fit in an Altoids box! See how to implement this powerful mini computer in your school program.
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Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Innovative Changes in Education
The top innovative changes in education from the 2015 New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report will guide teachers to tools to stay at the cutting edge of technology integration in education.

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avatar for Dr. Malia Hoffmann

Dr. Malia Hoffmann

Ed Tech Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Concordia University Irvine
Dr. Malia Hoffmann has been a lifelong educator. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Middle School Education and began teaching middle school, cross-curricular subjects, while integrating technology to keep her students motivated. While teaching middle school she earned... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Integrating Technology to Enhance Project G.L.A.D.
Project G.L.A.D. instruction and strategies for English learners is enhanced by purposefully aligned iPad apps while addressing the domains of the CCSS.
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avatar for Christina Baroldi

Christina Baroldi

Instructional Specialist, Educational Technology and Academic Measurement, Orange Unified School District
iPad! Chromebook! Office365! AND Google, oh my! I support pre-K to 12 in our diverse district. Whether it's one device or a cartful we support all learning environments. Local Agency trainer of Project GLAD® (Guided Language Acquisition Design) model, Apple Teacher, DEN Star Educator... Read More →
avatar for Misty Campos

Misty Campos

English Learner Instructional Specialist, Orange Unified School District


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

LeRoy's Big Idea - Lesson Design Master Class
Watch as six award-winning educators demonstrate engaging pedagogical lessons to inspire innovative learners. An all-star panel, including past recipients will interview each finalist, probing to find the best, and together with YOU, the audience, will vote to decide who this year’s LeRoy Finkel Fellow will be. Don’t miss this action-packed hour of model lessons, tech-savvy ingenuity, and eye-popping learning opportunities. No matter who is named “Fellow,” we all win by sharing our BIG IDEAs.
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avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Chief Learning Officer, CUE
I\'m not a tech geek. I\'m a teaching geek who loves edtech. I\'ve helped make school better for thousands of educators and many more thousand students by not doing school the same old way. Let\'s #TechBetterWorkLess together!!!
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Director, Discovery Educator Network, Author, Discovery Education
Director, Discovery Educator Network (2005 to Present)Director of Partnerships, Discovery Educator NetworkDirector of Educational Services, KOCE-TV, (1991 - 2005)Executive Director, Telecommunications of Orange County (TOC) (1991 - 2005)Director, California Student Media & Multimedia... Read More →
avatar for Debra White

Debra White

Debra White is an Arts Educator and Consultant whose passion is helping teachers and students bring together the Visual & Performing Arts and Technology. She has 33 years of classroom experience teaching theatre, visual art and technology. She currently serves as The Education Committee... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Primrose B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

On Fire with Apps and Websites That Ignite Student Learning
Ignite your students' passions and dig deep into using and exploring a variety of apps and websites to personalize and extend classroom learning. Walk away with nuggets to enhance lesson planning, RtI, Common Core, and STEM education. Tips for working with English learners and Special Ed students will also be shared. Learn to differentiate your instruction with Nearpod, Kahoot!, Symbaloo, Padlet, ThingLink, and Open Educational Resources (OER) which will be demonstrated with engaging lesson ideas that will inspire your students, parents, and administrators!
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avatar for Lila Bronson

Lila Bronson

Consultant, 1991


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Pulling Back the Curtain
Demystify what happens in the classroom for parents using various communication tools. Prepare for SSTS, IEPs, and grade reporting.
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avatar for Chantal Cravens

Chantal Cravens

Teaching VP/GATE Specialist/TLT, EMCSD. Rio Hondo School
Chantal has 17 years of experience in the role of GATE coordinator in her district. She is president of PAGE (Professional Advocates for Gifted Education), an advocacy group for gifted students in the Los Angeles County. PAGE is a hub for professional development and training for... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Simplify Your Life with Your Digital Swiss Army Knife... 2.0
Sharing model tools from practicing administrators, simplify and streamline your life and work. Learn about and create powerful, simple tools that work for you.
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avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

PS-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, 2015 ACSA State Technology Leader of the Year, Leading Edge Certified in all the things, dog-mom, toddler-mom and lover of all things honest and nerdy.
avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology and Innovation, Redwood City School District
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google for Education Certified Innovator - CommonSenseMedia Trainer - Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:15am

Supporting Your School as a Site Technology Lead, What's Involved!
Learn the role of a school site technology lead and strategies to begin. Support teachers at your school with implementing technology and preparing students for the 21st Century.
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avatar for Edward Simoneau

Edward Simoneau

Ed Tech Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
As a teacher, Edward Simoneau used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Edward then used his passion to serve within Coachella Valley USD as Ed Tech Coordinator. Edward has a major role in the district's management of over 18,000 student iPads. In addition to device deployment... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

A 21st-Century Model of Evaluation
Is it time to hack your evaluation? 21st-century instruction deserves a 21st-century model of evaluation. In this session we will examine models of evaluation that align with relevant, 21st-century outcomes.
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Bryan Ballenger

Superintendent, Ballico-Cressey School District


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

An Hour of Code.org K-5 Foundational Computer Science
Join us for a fun hands-on session on foundational computer science highlighting the Code.org elementary and middle school curriculum and resources. Presenter Resources NEW SESSION 

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avatar for Kathy Gligo

Kathy Gligo

Categorical Program Facilitator, Cajon Valley Union School District
#passionateCode.orgeducator
avatar for Liz Loether

Liz Loether

Coordinator of Educational Technology, Cajon Valley School District, El Cajon
#Awesome Resources: http://bit.ly/cuecode
avatar for Steve Zanotti

Steve Zanotti

Instructional Technologist, LAUSD & Code.org
Steve is an Instructional Technologist with LAUSD. While it existed, he was a TOSA for the Instructional Technology, 1 to 1 initiative. which supported the instructional and professional growth needs of administrators, students, and teacher. He has 20 years of classroom experience... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Communicate Clearly with Graphic Design
Non-graphic designer educators can easily apply six graphic principles for infographics, presentations, print, or web sites to create clear visual communication that increases readability, comprehension, and visual appeal.
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avatar for Steve McGriff

Steve McGriff

Maestro, DivergentED Consultants
Steven J. McGriff, Ph.D., a champion for student-centered learning with technology, inspires teachers and education leaders to lead with a passion for developing students' future-proof skills. As a teacher educator, he creates compelling professional learning programs that empower... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Empowering Writing Teachers with Technology
Beyond Google, research drives technology that improves writing instruction and learning across curriculum. WriterKEY tools are for effective and efficient feedback, not just grading papers.

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Doug Silver

CAO, Founder, KEYS2 Engage
I am a founder of the publisher of digital tools designed to make feedback more effective and efficient. Currently, we publish https://www.writerkey.com/  https://www.publishkey.com/ https://feedbackkey.com/ https://tutoringkey.com/ Prior to developing these web-based applications... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Five Things Your Administration NEEDS to do BEFORE Going 1:1
Is your school or district gearing up for a 1:1 implementation next year or talking about whether they should do one? Are you an administrator who is curious or worried about how to successfully get things off the ground? Having seen and been a part of multiple 1:1 implementations, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of school technology. Discussion will focus on the five primary areas for developing a solid foundation for a 1:1 program in order to build and successfully move forward in the future. UPDATED SPEAKER

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John Patten

Director of Technology, Sylvan Union School District
John started teaching in 1991 at Lincoln Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. He has been a TOSA, Technology Coordinator, and is currently the Director of Technology for the Sylvan Union School District in Modesto, CA. He is passionate about learning, and empowering students... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Gamification in Alternative Education: Positive Classroom Behavior and Credit Attainment
Looking for motivational classroom management tool that will bring your students together? Come see how Central Bay Alternative education has applied game theory to manage behavior and increase credit attainment.

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Cynthia Lipsig

Science, Art, Technology Instructor, Central Bay High School
Resource Area for Teachers Fellow. Masters in Instructional Science and Technology. MERIT 2015 Cohort participant. Raspberry pi certified educator.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:30pm

Introduction to Virtual Robotics: From now until excited kids
Designed for use with LEGO MINDSTORMS, the Virtual Robotics Toolkit makes it easy to design, program, and test a simulated LEGO robot in a variety of 3D environments.
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Chris Schulz

Chief Operations Officer, Cogmation Robotics
Cogmation Robotics specializes in robotics simulation. Our newest product, the Virtual Robotics Toolkit, allows users to design, program, and control a virtual replica of the LEGO Mindstorms robot using the exact same programming tools that are used to control the real thing. The... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Kids Coding: What's All The Fuss About?
Curious about the kids coding craze? Want to bring coding to your school, but not sure where to begin? Learn from one school’s journey to introduce opportunities for kids to code.
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Kerri Willa

Director of Educational Technology, Chinese American International School
Teacher, technologist, and lifelong learner. Passionate about ed tech and leading school change.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Learners Leading: Get Everyone Ready for Future Ready
Everyone within the school community has power to advance learning. Hear one district’s Future of Instruction & Technology framework and exemplars that promote ownership, voice and a culture of risk-taking and improvement.
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Kathy Melton

Principal, Lowell Elementary School, Community Unit School District 200
Kathy currently serves as the principal of Community Unit School District 200's Lowell Elementary School in the western suburbs of Chicago. Prior to that, she served as an elementary principal, junior high school assistant principal and an elementary school assistant principal in... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

The Ins and Outs of Using OneNote in the Classroom
OneNote is a powerful classroom tool. Learn how to use it to keep yourself organized, collaborate with peers and students, and manage/minimize the need for paper in your classroom.

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Geri Coats

Tech coordinator at HS on Central Coast of CA, former English Teacher, lover of ed tech and looking to the future! Santa Barbara CUE President


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Using Video to Teach the Elements of Short Story
YouTube makes teaching the elements of story easy. Using a variety of video examples, teach your students to identify these elements, and empower them to create their own stories.

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Rachel Medeiros

Instructional Designer, Amplified EDU


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Yes, We Went 1:1 with iPads. Got questions?
Going 1:1 in our K-12 district with over 7400 students has been a crazy adventure. Ups, downs, triumphs, and challenges, we can help pave the way for your school or district.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:30pm

Video Projects Made Easy
Video projects can be used to communicate, demonstrate learning, and help students practice skills required to collaborate with peers. Teach your students to plan, organize, and create great video projects in a short time frame. This is a double session.
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Kathleen Diver

Science teacher, Chaffey Joint Union High School District
I teach 9th grade students how to do science. I love helping other teachers to learn to incorporate technology tools into their lessons- to make things easier for record keeping and giving their students creative ways to demonstrate their learning.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Technology, Writing and the ELL classroom
Demonstration of a case study of a 4th grade class of ELL's who for 3 weeks went from barely writing on paper to consistent Chromebook users of reading and writing assignments.
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Fernando Figueroa

TOSA Technology and Data, San Mateo Foster City
Anything Tech that is applicable to the classroom and in particular to ELL students.


Friday March 18, 2016 1:00pm - 1:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

CANCELED The Power of Film and Photography in the Classroom
Film and photography will be highlighted containing global, cultural, environmental, and social issues. Curriculum content, with personal and interdisciplinary connections, will be shared to foster the development of critical thinking in students.


Friday March 18, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Enhance Your Math Class through Digital Exit Tickets
Digital exit tickets allow teachers to extend learning and collaboration outside the math period. Exit tickets are used to check for understanding at anytime, using digital tools and Google Forms.
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Tim Gillis

Teacher, VCPUSD


Friday March 18, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:00pm

Online Learning with the Library of Congress
Tour the Library of Congress online; learn to navigate the site, and explore the LOC’s dynamic lessons. Discover some gems and how to use primary source material in your classroom.
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EK

Esther Kligman-Frey

Teacher Trainer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Friday March 18, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Lights, Camera, Action, Action, Action… Stop Motion Movies Made Easy!
Stop motion movies are a fun and engaging way for students tell stories and collaboratively create meaningful work. See how Lego Movie Maker makes this process, literally a “snap”.

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Chris Hesselbein

Innovation Strategist, Lake Oswego Schools
I usually spend my time creating communities of innovative practice in Portland. Other times I write about Gamification at InsertCoin.org . Sometimes I climb mountains.


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 2:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

'Peer'ing into Collaboration with Google Apps
This session will guide teachers through the process of developing Peer Review tools for a variety of different assignments using Google Apps for Education.
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Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology and Innovation, Redwood City School District
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google for Education Certified Innovator - CommonSenseMedia Trainer - Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

20 Tech Tools to Make Your Teaching Life Easier
Learn how we use 20 of our favorite (FREE) tech tools make instruction, administrative tasks, and teacher training and support easier. See how you can work smarter, not harder! Presenter Resources

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avatar for Brooke Ahrens

Brooke Ahrens

Director of Educational Innovation, NDSJ
Brooke Carey Ahrens works as the Director of Educational Innovation at Notre Dame High School, San Jose.  Her career in education began over 15 years ago as middle school English and social studies teacher. Interests in student engagement and literacy led her to pursue an MA in Education... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Duffin

Melanie Duffin

Computer Science Teacher, Notre Dame High School


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

A Day in the Life of an Ed Tech TOSA
A deeper dive into the world of an Educational Technology TOSA. From setting up support systems, building PLNs, developing materials, providing PD, and keeping a positive attitude during stressful times.
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Maricela Hernandez

Teachers Training Teachers T3, Coachella Valley Unified School District


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

2:00pm

Changing the Face of IT
IT departments have to undergo transformational change as they adapt to an educational focus based on Common Core Standards and 1:1 learning environments. Learn how CVUSD completed this shift.
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avatar for Darryl Adams

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
The "Rock and Roll” Superintendent: Disrupting and Transforming Education as We Knew It and Spreading the Gospel of Connectivity to College, Career and Citizenship! Coachella Valley Unified School District has eliminated the Digital Divide and is "Leaving No Child Offline" in the... Read More →
avatar for Edward Simoneau

Edward Simoneau

Ed Tech Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
As a teacher, Edward Simoneau used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Edward then used his passion to serve within Coachella Valley USD as Ed Tech Coordinator. Edward has a major role in the district's management of over 18,000 student iPads. In addition to device deployment... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Creating Access for Students with Moderate-Severe Disabilities with Technology Part 2
Students with moderate-severe disabilities benefit from the integration of technology to support instruction and social skill development. Presenters will share the process for implementation, accessible curriculum and apps, and best practices. Part 2

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avatar for James Koontz

James Koontz

Coordinator, Transition Services, Office of Transition Services
Supporting students with a wide range of abilities.


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Genius Bar: Promoting Student Leadership
Create student technology leaders! Genius Bar is a student-run technology leadership organization where students help their peers and teachers with technology needs. Students are paired with a staff buddy and support their teacher/administrator in implementing technology in the classroom and throughout the school.
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Alicia Johal

Middle School Robotics Teacher & Assistant Director of Center for Innovation, San Diego Jewish Academy
Alicia Johal is the assistant director for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking at the San Diego Jewish Academy. She has been an educator for 9 years teaching 7th and 8th grade science, biotechnology and marine biology. She works to create opportunities on and off... Read More →
avatar for Mari Venturino

Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

It's a Great Big Digital World Out There
Digital safety is more important now than ever before. You will learn a blended learning approach to teaching digital citizenship with the use of tools offered from a variety of sources that infuse this important subject into everyday teaching.
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avatar for Debbie Dotson

Debbie Dotson

Regional Manager and Tech Integration Specialist, Boxlight Inc
I am passionate about infusing technology into the classroom! As a Google Certified Educator, I'm in Loogle (love + Google), and a Certified Technology Integration Specialist, former Common Sense Media Certified Trainer, and former Microsoft Innovative Educator. My goals include designing... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

State and Federal Legislation – What Is the Status for Ed Tech?
This session will focus on legislation related to education and information technology. Updates will be provided on chaptered and pending legislation as well as major state and national initiatives.

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avatar for John Fleischman

John Fleischman

John Fleischman is Assistant Superintendent of Technology Services at the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and is responsible for all of SCOE’s information and educational technology operations. He possesses an extensive background with creating and implementing informational... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

STEAMing through the Months: It's Elementary
Hands-on STEM projects for student scientists, technologists, engineers, makers, and poets – integrated around monthly-themed holidays and celebrations. Experience classroom activities that are calendar-themed. Go home with many useful classroom resources.
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avatar for Gary Carnow

Gary Carnow

Chief Propellerhead, Inventive Thinkers
For our session - download phonto and iMotion (free version) to your iphone or tablet! GARY CARNOW has served as Chief Technology Officer for the Pasadena Unified School District. Previously, Dr. Carnow was the Director of Technology and Information Services for the Alhambra Unified... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Students and Social Media: Tweeting for NGSS and the Common Core
Bring social media into the classroom to engage high school students in discussing current events, deepen understanding of science and engineering concepts, and broaden critical thinking and literacy skills.

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avatar for Andrea Aust

Andrea Aust

Senior Manager, Science Education, KQED
I love working with educators to bring media and technology into classrooms in fun and exciting ways for students. I taught environmental science and marine biology for 10 years before landing at KQED. Ask me about KQED Teach and KQED Learn!


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

The Next Generation of Measuring Up Live
Learn about exciting revisions to Measuring Up print and digital programs, making cost-effective, standards mastery and practice solutions available for ALL California students.

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avatar for Wendy Brown

Wendy Brown

Director of Product Management & Implementation, Mastery Education



Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Uncommon Creativity
Common Core Standards call for educators to foster collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. We’ll showcase 4C lessons that will excite, engage, and elevate your students to uncommon levels.
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Tammy Dunbar

teacher, Manteca Unified School District
Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., S.T.E.M. teaches 5th grade in Manteca (CA) Unified, is the 2020 NCCE Closing Keynote and is a 2018-2019 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow. She was named 2016 California Woman of the Year, Assembly District 12, won the 2018 ISTE Literacy PLN... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

2:00pm

Use Open Badges in Your Class Next Week!
Open Badges transform classrooms by motivating and credentialing students’ learning. Attendees will experience the excitement of badging with Badgelist and create digital badges to use in their classroom.
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Linda McClure

Tech Coordinator/Computer Teacher, Long Beach Unified School District
Twitter @lindamcclure I teach technology at a tech magnet middle school in Long Beach. I teach code, 3D design/printing, graphics, web design, and all other wonderful things tech!
avatar for Kari Milton

Kari Milton

Computer Teacher, LBUSD
I am a middle school computer teacher teaching digital movie making, audio production, basic JavaScript, web development (html/css), computer aided drafting, and office technology. I Love to travel and learn about other cultures. I have given various educational presentations on technology... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

20% Project...The Nuts and Bolts to Get You Started
This presentation will provide you with the basic information, documents, and our shared experience to give you the confidence to start doing the 20% Project with your students. Presenter Resources

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avatar for Susan Moffat

Susan Moffat

LA, SS and Technology Teacher, Hewes Middle School


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

CANCELED Own It: Facilitating Ownership of Online Identities in Middle School
We know that fear motivates people, but that’s not necessarily the best option for teaching middle school students to take responsibility for their online identity. Let’s empower them instead.


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

3:30pm

C_Gamer 2015: Creating Games Advancing Multimedia Education and Research
Leverage games, gamification, and game design in your classroom. Includes current trends, numerous tricks and tips for game design and gamification in your classroom; from Eurogames, through Minecraft to Unity and beyond.
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avatar for Jeff Brain

Jeff Brain

Teacher, Brainpath Designs
I'm a lifelong gamer, 25+ year veteran teacher, artist, poet, musician and baseball enthusiast. I'm very interested in the intersection of games, comics, media and education.


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Immersed in MinecraftEdu as a Springboard Learning Environment
Come brainstorm and explore possibilities with the panelists for using a game world as a learning environment to foster remote collaborative and creative work.

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Randy Kolset

Director, Orange Unified
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.
avatar for John Miller

John Miller

Teacher, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John has been a middle school teacher in King City, California for the past 25 years. He was awarded an MA in Education and loves to dive deep into instructional design. In 2017 John was recognized as a finalist for California Teacher of the Year and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship... Read More →
avatar for Chris Fornell Scott

Chris Fornell Scott

Executive Director, Woven Learning and Technology
Chris Scott is a father of 3, Executive Director at Woven Learning and Technology, Google for Education Trainer and Innovator and is proud to have published Minecraft STEM Labs for Kids, a book that helps adults connect with their Minecraft loving kids.


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Let’s Talk PD: How Can We Personalize it to Improve it
We will be discussing ways to make professional development more personalized and differentiated so that all teachers are able to grow as learners and in turn help their students grow.
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Brandi Miller

Instructional Technology TOSA, Rowland Unified School District
Brandi is an Instructional Technology TOSA in the Rowland Unified School District and previously taught grades 1-4 for 11 years. She works with teachers TK-12 on thoughtfully integrating technology to enhance teaching and student learning. She is a Google Innovator (#MTV16), Google... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

3:30pm

Literacy + Programming/Coding + Engineering Design Process = Connected Learning
Come experience the power of connecting literacy, computer programming, and the engineering design process to create transformational learning opportunities for every student. Many photos and video clips will be used as evidence.
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Trisha Callella

Director of Educational Technology ? Apple Distinguished Educator, Los Alamitos Unified School District
Passionate about . . . hands-on experiential learning, social entrepreneurship, helping children discover their passions, digital literacy & computer programming, and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow through integrated STEM experiences today. USC Ed.D @shareTED


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Literacy for Little Learners
Learn how to use creation apps in different ways to build reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills for primary students while fostering creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.
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Emily McCourtney

Lead Elementary Teacher, Tustin Connect


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Navigating the Path: Integrating UDL with College and Career Readiness
Universal Design for Learning is a framework that provides increased access for ALL students. This session will cover one school district's journey in integrating UDL with learning standards.
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Johnita Porter

Coordinator, Assistive & Instructional Technology/UDL, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
Johnita Porter has championed for students with disabilities most of her life. She has a bachelor's degree in special education and a master's in teaching, with an emphasis on curriculum and assessment. Currently, Johnita works for Plymouth-Canton Community Schools where she created... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students PORTS Distance Learning Program
Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) is a California State Parks distance learning program. Visit with us to experience a live videoconference from a California State Park and to learn more about this FREE innovative classroom program. New Session

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Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Puppetting in the Classroom: Building Community, Teaching Content, and Developing Empathy
Puppets can be used for just about any grade and any subject. From simple sock-puppets to ones you might see on Sesame Street, puppets are a way to engage students, help them make media without compromising their privacy, and help students grow into a community of empathetic learners. In this session, not only will you get Puppetting Pedagogy 101, but you will actually make a puppet and that puppet will star in your very first Puppet Video! Fun will be had by all!
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avatar for Cheryl Morris

Cheryl Morris

Teacher, San Jose Middle School
Cheryl has been teaching for 13 years, mostly high school with a few years of 6th grade and one of 7th grade at the end. She is a PBS Digital Innovator, as well as a Google Certified Innovator. With her cross-country collaborative partner, Andrew Thomasson, she has been exploring... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Reading for Meaning with Read Naturally Live
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining three powerful, research-based strategies: teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. These effective strategies are demonstrated using Read Naturally’s web-based software program, Read Live.

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avatar for Kim Whaley of Read Naturally

Kim Whaley of Read Naturally

Educational Consultant, Read Naturally
During her years in education, Kim has focused on the importance of reading and literacy as a foundation for all learning. Along with supporting educators in an administrative role as an assistant principal and an instructional coach, she has had the privilege of teaching in kindergarten... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

The Future's Here: Are you Ready to Join the Innovation Movement?
Personalization is key for our staff and our students as we move toward innovative Future Ready schools and classrooms. There are many layers to this personalization including learning for staff, innovating the instruction for the classroom, and meaningful use of devices within instruction. How can you as district and school leaders and coaches be prepared for the innovative Future Ready classroom that our students need?
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avatar for Jodi Moskowitz

Jodi Moskowitz

Innovation & Technology Coach, Fulton County Schools
Innovation & Technology Coach Fulton County Schools Atlanta, Georgia http://jodimoskowitz.com


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

3:30pm

Time Warp: Living in 2015 and Wondering What's Next
Come listen closely to this overview session of statewide projects. Time is fleeting so we will help you learn more about how your school and classroom can thrive during these astounding times.

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avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education


Friday March 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

4:00pm

NASA in Your Pocket: Mobile Apps to Increase STEM engagement
Use augmented reality, access scientific data and view data visualizations, 3D models, and videos available through NASA mobile apps!

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Friday March 18, 2016 4:00pm - 4:20pm
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
 
Saturday, March 19
 

8:30am

#RoadTriptoDigitalLearning
Come join us as we embark on our first year of exploration to becoming Future Ready. Hear from our panel as they share some of our stories, and future plans.


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Boy, We Need Those Stinking Badges!
What are digital badges? In this session we will explore how to create, award, earn, and display digital badges to recognize a learner’s skills, knowledge, and experience.

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avatar for Blair Roy

Blair Roy

Project Specialist, Sacramento COE
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Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

CANCELED You Can Use Social Media for That? Research Supported Strategies to Engage
Examining the research on social media and learning and learn how you can meet the student learning expectations of your curriculum in an engaging and collaborative way. Social media, with the right supports in place, can extend your curricular boundaries and create an environment where learning for all in an exponential way is attained. Tangible and real examples from classrooms in my school system engaged in Social Media in Education will be shared.

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avatar for Salima Hudani

Salima Hudani

Director of Educational Technology, Foundations for the Future Charter Academy ( FFCA)
Salima is the Director of Educational Technology for Foundations for the Future Charter Academy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is well known for her passion, insight, and enthusiasm for working collaboratively with educators to develop the best possible technology integrated learning... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Edmodo: Blended Learning and PD Tools for Teachers and Admins
Educators rely on Edmodo because it makes blended learning easy and effective. Students love that it gives them a new way to express themselves. Edmodo benefits administrators, too, with premium features that can quickly and effectively help you scale Communication, Collaboration and Coaching. Join this session to learn about how to incorporate Edmodo into your school or district for effective blended learning as well as enhancing Professional Development.

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Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Help Your Teachers Develop Technology-Supported Instruction That Works!
Educators once cited limited access to hardware, poor quality digital instructional materials, and technical problems as primary barriers to effective technology integration. Today we know there’s more to it. In addition to addressing these concerns, educators must approach planning and implementation of technology-supported instruction using strategies that do more than automate what they would have done anyway. Attend this session to learn ways administrators can help teachers use the TPACK framework and SAMR model to design learning activities that employ technology and make a difference in student learning.

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avatar for Susan Brooks-Young

Susan Brooks-Young

TICAL Cadre Member, TICAL
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. During her career, she worked in both public and private education settings. Today, Susan works with educators internationally, focusing... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Integrating STEAM++, CCSS, NGSS Into Project-Based Learning for All Students
When students are motivated good things happen. We use technology tools and standards-inspired project-based learning while integrating STEAM++ (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, computer languages and foreign languages).
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Bob Barboza

Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEAM++ journalists, designer and founder of the Barboza Space Center and Kids Talk Radio Science. He trains Jr. astronauts, engineers and scientists for the "Occupy Mars Learning Adventures." His students and interns are learning about Mars probes, robot... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Learn How to Grow Your Own Talent within Your District
Learn how one district goes deeper with teachers through collaboration and coaching. The Digital Fellow program is designed to spread tech integration at sites, one teacher at a time.

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Jenith Mishne

Director of Education Technology, Newport Mesa USD
I have been passionate about technology and learning for the past 22 years. I spend my days as the Director of Education Technology, working with students, teachers and administrators as they learn to integrate technology into their learning and lives. I am also an Adjunct Professor... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

8:30am

Making the Hard Parts Easy - Teaching in 2016 and Beyond
Our pedagogy must shift to prepare today’s students to connect to (and interact with) the world. Be prepared to move around and mingle, discuss classroom applications, and leave with take-aways.

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Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

National Certification for Innovative Educators - Be Leading Edge!
Discover a certification program designed for innovative educators like you. Leading Edge Certification prepares educators to be digital age leaders and learners. Certifications include Online and Blended Teacher, Digital Educator, Administrator, and Professional Learning Leader.
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Jason Borgen

Chief Technology Officer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Jason is former director of the the national TICAL project. He spent 3 years as the Director of Learning & Innovation for Portola Valley School District--a K-8 district serving students in the Silicon Valley. Currently he is CTO at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Jason... Read More →
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Eileen Walters

Coordinator, Leading Edge Certification/CUE
Online and Blended Learning, Curriculum Development, Leadership


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Optimize Instructional Power and Satisfaction of Learning Management Systems
This program will explore traits educators should look for when selecting or designing a Learning Management System as well as practical ideas to improve instructional use. NEW ROOM
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Grant Murray

AP Language and Composition Instructor, California Connections Academy


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

8:30am

Robotics for the K-6 Classroom
In this hands-on workshop, attendees will build a simple robot, discover applications for teaching robotics, and depart with free and affordable resources. NGSS and CCSS aligned interdisciplinary units provided.
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Gina Thackrey

STREAM TOSA, Skyline School


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

Rock Star Professional Development
Experience new types of Professional Development in a energy session led by the creator of CUE Rock Star Camps and the Director of Academic Innovation for CUE. Jon will share several different ways to train your educators, most of which are totally free.

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Jon Corippo

Chief Learning Officer, CUE
I\'m not a tech geek. I\'m a teaching geek who loves edtech. I\'ve helped make school better for thousands of educators and many more thousand students by not doing school the same old way. Let\'s #TechBetterWorkLess together!!!


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

8:30am

YouTube Lessons That Will Leave You Thinking
Join in this interactive session as you become the student - exploring, collaborating, and thinking your way through a series of lessons using powerful video.
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avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

Tech Integration specialist, Pleasanton Unified School District
Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

9:30am

Building a classroom economy with Banqer
Learn about building a virtual economy in your classroom with Banqer as the cornerstone.

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Saturday March 19, 2016 9:30am - 9:50am
HUB@CUE (Exhibit hall), PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Approach + Process + Delivery = Better PD
Look at technology PD through the lens of a designer. See how approach generates buy-in, process promotes the right mindset, and delivery encourages continuous, self-directed learning. Come learn with us.

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avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →
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Gerardo Martinez

Coordinator, STEM, Orange County Department of Education
Design is a process. It is about how things work. In education, it is about designing a learning experience with multiple iterations that respond to technology innovations and a student's capacity to learn. Gerardo Martinez is a coordinator of instructional technology with a background... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

Bad Robot! Robot Troubleshooting to Develop Problem Solving Skills
Learn how student troubleshooting and problem solving skills can be enhanced as they observe and repair malfunctioning robots. Robot repair is an excellent authentic assessment activity.

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Douglas Sackett

Computer Teacher and Technology Director, Palm Valley School
I have 29 years in education, the last 16 as a technology coordinator, director and teacher. I've always been into hands-on, active education and the current move towards Steam/Stem/Design is of great interest to me. I'm not a robotics or programming expert, but I have several years... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

BYOD: A District's Perspective
Personalization of clothing, communication devices, and food has become expected in the marketplace… so why not in our schools? As technology has changed, so has the learner. A personalized learning experience is the key. BYOD is a necessary element to providing this learning experience to students.

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Jeffrey Felix

Superintendent, Coronado USD
Dr. Jeffrey Felix has been superintendent of Coronado Unified SD since 2008 and a superintendent in SD County for the past 20 years. Jeff was named the ACSA Region 18 Superintendent of the Year in 2004 and 2013. He earned a MS in Computers and Education from NU and a Doctorate in... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Journey to a Learner-Centered Environment: Eight Conversions to Transformation
District-wide instructional transformation with technology calls for systemic changes in everything from curriculum to budgeting. Come learn from Baltimore County Public School's journey and gain access to district developed resources.
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avatar for Ryan Imbriale

Ryan Imbriale

Executive Director, Innovative Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
Ryan Imbriale is the Executive Director of Innovative Learning for the Baltimore County Public Schools. Ryan is responsible for the leading the system’s digital conversion initiative, S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow). He was previously the Principal of Patapsco... Read More →
avatar for David Robb

David Robb

Supervisor, Blended Teaching & Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
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Nick Schiner

Team Leader - Innovative Learning Projects, Baltimore County Public Schools


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Little Learners Love Tech Tools - Easy Peasy QR Codes
Why and how to easily create QR codes for young learners. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to see/create several types of QR coded links and will leave with some ready-for-tomorrow activities.
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Mary Berelson

Middle School Technology Teacher, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
TTUSD and PCOE Teacher of the Year, Seesaw Ambassador, Google Teacher Academy, Google Certified Innovator, Glide Apps


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

Rigorous, Not Rigor Mortis: Creating Rigor, Not Just More Work
Dig deeper into project-based learning apps without burying your students. Discover a variety of apps that help engage and motivate students while creating rigor in the classroom.

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Lupe Escobar

4th Grade Teacher, Valencia Park Elementary Schooli
Lupe Escobar is an educator with thirteen years teaching experience, the last eight with the Fullerton School District. Currently, she is a 2nd year Cotsen Fellow. She earned her Masters of Science in education with an emphasis in educational technology from Cal State Fullerton in... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

10:00am

Start a TED-Ed Club--Start Hearing from Your Students
Start a TED-Ed Club and give students the opportunity to have their voices heard on a global scale. Participants gain access to lessons to develop their passions and public-speaking skills.
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Mitzi Stover

Teacher, Torrance Unified
Starting a TED-Ed Club has given student the opportunity to have their voices heard well beyond the walls of their classroom and school. They have connected with students around the world and have a platform to have their big ideas heard.


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

TECHSperts: Small Experts with Big Ideas
This session will provide participants with the opportunity to learn step-by-step ways to implement “Techsperts” on their campus.
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avatar for Kathy DeBest

Kathy DeBest

Technology Support Teacher, Tustin Unified School District
Kathy DeBest has been an educator for 20 years teaching everything from middle school science to various grade levels in elementary school. For the past 3 years, she has been a Technology Support Teacher at Hicks Canyon Elementary. She spent the first year developing the I.T. side... Read More →
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Dr. Brandee Ramirez

Instructional Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Brandee Ramirez has been in education for sixteen years and is currently a Connect Coach for Tustin Unified School District. Her main role is to coach teachers and students on finding their passion and how to incorporate technology into their daily classroom routines. She advises... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

10:00am

YouTube on Your Side: The Latest Ways to YouTube
300 hours are uploaded every minute. We've got all the latest and best ways to use YouTube at your school.

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avatar for Chris Fornell Scott

Chris Fornell Scott

Executive Director, Woven Learning and Technology
Chris Scott is a father of 3, Executive Director at Woven Learning and Technology, Google for Education Trainer and Innovator and is proud to have published Minecraft STEM Labs for Kids, a book that helps adults connect with their Minecraft loving kids.


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Apps Combine for Effective Lesson Design
Integrate iOS/Chrome/web-based apps to create effective and collaborative lessons in your classroom. The possibilities for our students are endless when apps are strategically combined through the gradual release framework!
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Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 1, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:00pm

CANCELED Using Google Apps for Education (#GAFE) to Support English-Language Learners
Find ways that #GAFE Google Apps for Education, can make life simpler to support English-language learners. This session will show examples of teacher tried and tested apps, extensions and add-ons as well as built in tools in Google that support English-language learning in the classroom.
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avatar for Salima Hudani

Salima Hudani

Director of Educational Technology, Foundations for the Future Charter Academy ( FFCA)
Salima is the Director of Educational Technology for Foundations for the Future Charter Academy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is well known for her passion, insight, and enthusiasm for working collaboratively with educators to develop the best possible technology integrated learning... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Change the Conversation: Telling Your School's Story
Come learn how one large urban district utilizes digital tools and social media in a multi-faceted communications plan. Leave with practical ideas to effectively tell your school or district story.
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avatar for Ryan Imbriale

Ryan Imbriale

Executive Director, Innovative Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
Ryan Imbriale is the Executive Director of Innovative Learning for the Baltimore County Public Schools. Ryan is responsible for the leading the system’s digital conversion initiative, S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow). He was previously the Principal of Patapsco... Read More →
avatar for David Robb

David Robb

Supervisor, Blended Teaching & Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
avatar for Nick Schiner

Nick Schiner

Team Leader - Innovative Learning Projects, Baltimore County Public Schools


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Creating a Globally Collaborative and Interactive Classroom
GlobalCOlab (GCL), students teaching students from around the world, connects learners from around the world to cross-cut disciplines, curricula, and traditional subjects to empower participants through student-led and student-created topics.
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avatar for Brian Jones

Brian Jones

Co-Founder/Head Administrator, GlobalCOlab
Creating a global classroom where students can interact using an asynchronous interface. This not only removes timezone difficulties that live video conference calls have, but allows students to interact with the subject manner in a more meaningful way.
avatar for Liz Meredith

Liz Meredith

Science Teacher, St. Clairsville-Richland City Schools
I teach 8th grade science in St. Clairsville, a small rural town in Eastern Ohio. Having spent two years as a curriculum writer for the Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University, I continue to conduct professional development programs for on educational technology... Read More →
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Dr. Ayelet Segal

Head of Education, TouchCast
Dr. Ayelet Segal has devoted the last 25 years exploring problems in the realm of Cognitive Psychology, Education and Technology, in both academia and industry. Dr. Segal earned her Master’s and PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Education and Technology from Teachers College, Columbia... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Creating Transformative Professional Learning with Technology
Learn how one district leveraged its technology professional learning to bring about transformative change in classrooms through strategically building and sustaining effective professional development practices and partnerships.
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avatar for Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison

Chief Technology Officer, Folsom Cordova USD
Kim is the Chief Technology Officer for the Folsom-Cordova USD and has more than 12 years of experience leading professional development focused on using technology tools to engage students in meaningful and purposeful ways. A CUE member since 1998, Kim’s work with CUE began in... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Oliver

Melissa Oliver

4th Grade Teacher, Clark County School District
Melissa currently is an elementary educator in Clark County, Nevada. She has over 20 years of educational experience primarily working with students with disabilities. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Educator.  Melissa is also National Board Certified... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Going Beyond Google Forms for Assessment
Participate in fun, hands-on activities about using Edulastic to craft free technology-enhanced assessments, measure student learning in real-time, and integrate with Google Classroom.
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Leslie Tyler

VP Marketing, Edulastic
Using formative assessments in your classroom or school district.


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Google Classroom: Good for Your Sanity, Good For the Environment!
Come to this fun, hands-on, informative session and learn everything you need to get started with Google Classroom on Monday! (*Google Classroom is only available with Google Apps for Education.)
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avatar for Lance Wren

Lance Wren

IST, OUSD
Eleven years of classroom teaching experience. Lead technology teacher, mentor, and coach. Four years as a TOSA. Designed and facilitated numerous tech-based professional developments. Currently, Instructional Specialist - Technology Facilitator for four high schools in Orange USD... Read More →
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Susie Wren

Teacher/Tech Coordinator, Fullerton School District
Susie Wren is a fourth grade teacher and technology coordinator in Fullerton, California. In addition to being a classroom teacher and having first-hand experience with 1:1 technology, she is out of the classroom one day a week to support teachers on-site with technology. Susie... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

12:00pm

HyperDocs: Engage, Educate, and Inspire with Transformative Digital Lessons
HyperDocs, a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, is the ultimate change agent in the blended learning classroom. With strong educational philosophies built into each one, HyperDocs have the potential to shift the way you instruct with technology.
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avatar for Lisa Highfill

Lisa Highfill

Tech Integration specialist, Pleasanton Unified School District
Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

ONtheLINE: The California 21st Century District Initiative
Districts and boards search for resources that bring together policy, legal, and edtech in a meaningful, practical way. This California initiative has done just that.
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Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

Students Are Makers: Building Information Literacy Skills through Makerspace Programs
Move students from receivers of knowledge and information to creators, while building information and digital literacy, problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity skills. Get help starting your own makerspace program, large or small.
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avatar for Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, "in the wild"
Jane recently retired as high school teacher librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach, where she worked to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and creators of information and to share their voices, connect with... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

The Voice! Building Language and Literacy with iPads
This hands-on session utilizes iPads to support best practices for oral language development and writing. Teachers will infuse technology with strategies including Response Frames, Academic Vocabulary, GLAD Strategies, and technology. UPDATED SPEAKER
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Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

12:00pm

21st Century Engagement through Action
21st Century Civic Action projects, following the TPACK model using technology as a tool for collaborative and cooperative student-centered learning for ALL learners. This is a double session.
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avatar for Billie Joe Wright

Billie Joe Wright

Teacher, William Workman High School


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Smoketree DE, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Break Office365 out of the Office and into the Classroom
Are you at Microsoft school? Learn how to utilize Office365 with your students to organize, simplify, and go further with Office in the cloud.

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avatar for Geri Coats

Geri Coats

Tech coordinator at HS on Central Coast of CA, former English Teacher, lover of ed tech and looking to the future! Santa Barbara CUE President


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Primrose A, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Chromebooks in our Middle School? Going 1-to-1 with School2Home
Recognizing the equal importance of the school and home environments as places for learning, how do you work to enrich student opportunities in both?
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avatar for Sara Armstrong

Sara Armstrong

Educational Consultant, Sara Armstrong Consulting
Sara Armstrong donated two copies of her latest book for  our raffle, as well as presented her topic of caring for self.
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Micah Studer

Coordinator of Educational and Informational Technology Services, Winters Joint Unified School District
Micah Studer is the Coordinator of Educational and Informational Technology Services for the Winters Joint Unified School District. He received his B.A. from Sacramento State University, Two M.A. degrees in Educational Technology and Educational Leadership from Touro University, and... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mesquite B, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Construction Zone Ahead: Building a Successful Online Learning Program
If you've been tasked with creating and/or managing an online or blended learning program, you likely have questions and are looking for resources. Drawing upon the nearly 20-year experience of FLVS, the country's first statewide, Internet-based public high school, this session will help you ask the right questions and create a blueprint for action.

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FLVS Global

Digital Education Specialist, FLVS Global
FLVS Global provides rigorous and engaging online content that can be used in both a wholly virtual or blended setting. We have over 70 UC approved courses in addition to a full suite of NCAA compliant core courses. Our curriculum can be loaded into a variety of learning management... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mesquite C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Creating Interactive Classroom Environments to Support 21st Century Skills (4C's)
This session will examine the use of technology in the classroom to support 21st Century Learning Skills - creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking - using Prowise interactive displays and one-to-one devices.


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Developing Student Leaders to Support Robotics Programs
Learn how to build and support district-wide, competitive robotics programs through the development of student leaders. Anyone can become a robotics coach!
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avatar for Cari Williams

Cari Williams

Digital Learning Coach and TUSD Robotics Lead, Tustin Unified
Cari works closely with science and STEAM teachers as a Digital Learning Coach in the Tustin Unified School District to help reimagine curriculum and help transition teachers into NGSS. She also leads the competitive TUSD Robotics program, which currently serves approximately 500... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Gamify Professional Development with Digital Badges
Hook your teachers with gamified professional development with digital badges. Participants will briefly learn the how-to’s of creating and managing a learning group, then will create their own learning group and add their first badge. NEW ROOM
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avatar for Mari Venturino

Mari Venturino

Teacher & Blended Learning Specialist, Mar Vista Academy
Mari Venturino is a 7th grade science and AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Apple Teacher, Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction, and a National... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Club, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

1:30pm

Google Migration Toolkit for Schools
Thinking about going Google? We have the toolkit for you. Join us as we share our model that is customized for users from Outlook/Groupwise to Google with a heavy emphasis on using Google throughout the migration as the training platform. UPDATED SPEAKER
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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Primrose C, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Hey, Administrators! Let Google Drive Make You a Better Leader!
Learn with a sitting principal practical ways the apps of Google Drive + free add-ons can transform your practice, making you more efficient, effective, and a hero to your staff.
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avatar for Brent Coley

Brent Coley

PreK-5 Principal, Alta Murrieta Elementary School
BrentColey.com.\">Brent Coley began his career in education in 1996, teaching 4th and 5th grade for 15 years before transitioning into administration. He is currently the principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District in Southern California. He... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plaza Ballroom AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Is Your School Future Ready?
This session will help ensure that your school is Future Ready and the components are evident in all schools and linked to LCAP outcomes, to benefit every student.

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avatar for Rowland Baker

Rowland Baker

Executive Director, TICAL
Rowland Baker has been recognized for his leadership in the United States and Internationally with his work in education, innovation, leadership and technology. He has served public education for over forty years, and has been awarded for his work as a teacher, principal, director... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plaza Ballroom CD, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Lead Wild! Admins: Wake Up!
Time to lead wild! Sick of being in your office? Learn how to better connect with students, have fun with your team, and build the school community you’ve dreamed of leading.

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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

More Than Data, Science Is a Story: Infuse Writing in Science
Science is more than numbers. It involves stories in exploration, asking great questions, making claims, and thoughtful reflection. Explore how writing and digital storytelling develops better learners in science classrooms.

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avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Shining a Spotlight on Student Creativity: The California Student Media Festival
This session will highlight creative winning projects from the California Student Media Festival, detail how to enter your students' work, and showcase free resources for creating media in the classroom.UPDATED SPEAKER
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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Sketchnotes: For You and Your Students
Sketchnoting is a creative way to make learning visible. Learn how to create sketchnotes on an iPad using sketching apps (like Paper53) and how to app smash your sketchnotes.
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Jo-Ann Fox

Instructional Coach, Escondido Union School District
Jo-Ann is an Instructional Coach at a new innovative school called Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center. Jo-Ann was tasked with the incredible job of researching and designing Quantum Academy. Quantum Academy promotes the development of creative confidence in all students and... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Woodstock Ballroom 3, Hard Rock Hotel 150 South Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs CA 92262

1:30pm

Stop, Drop, and Write: Novel Tools for the Classroom
This interactive session highlights the resources available on the NaNoWriMo Young Writers’ Program website and its free tools for developing creativity and practicing critical thinking and writing skills.

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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Students as Social Media Content Creators - We can Empower Them!
Our students can learn valuable digital citizenship and digital literacy skills through participating in, creating, and curating social media. Learn how we, as educators, can coach them in these endeavors.
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avatar for Liz Dodds

Liz Dodds

Teacher Librarian, Bullard HS


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mesquite EF, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

The Power of Small Data to Make Big Success Happen
In this session, you will learn how diagnostic data from a valid assessment tool combined with professional learning communities can cultivate individualized student learning, improve motivation, and ensure student success.
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Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Tapestry Room, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

To the Podcast and Beyond
Are you ready to take your learning to the next level? How can you bring the power of podcasting as a tool to enhance your own learning and model this for your students? In this session you will record your first podcast session and publish it. Let’s go!
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avatar for Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs

Director of Innovation & Instructional Technology, Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology. CUE board member and all around nice guy that is easily excitable and distracted by shiny things.
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Adnan Iftekhar

Technology and Innovation Specialist, Synapse School


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262

1:30pm

Which One Doesn't Belong? Jumpstart Student Writing with Impostor Sets
Easy and engaging, impostor sets get students thinking critically and sharing ideas to use in writing. Originally created for math, they work for any content area. Not device or platform-specific.
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avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

i4Coach/Tech TOSA, Beverly Hills USD
Nancy is an i4Coach/Tech TOSA at Beverly Hills High School. A Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and a host of the TLC Ninja podcast, she is passionate about helping other educators innovate their practices and presents frequently at conferences. Find her online at tlc.ninja and... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262